Cooktop Cove: Watch how to make slow cooker drumsticks
By Chris Ternate
Aside from the chicken wing (which is considered by many to be the undisputed ruler of consumed chicken parts), the drumstick/leg is arguably the most recognizable and desirable part of the chicken. Due to the chicken leg's meatiness and its grab-it-and-bite factor, it's become a favorite chow-down-worthy food, whether fried or baked.
While many naturally gravitate toward a drumstick cooked on the grill or battered and deep-fried, the drumstick actually takes quite well to a variety of cooking methods. One such method, which is very easy, is cooking the bird part in the slow cooker. In this simple yet great recipe, just a few store-bought ingredients give the chicken some flavor while the bulk of the work is done by the slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Drumsticks
10 minutes
3 hours 30 minutes
3 hours 40 minutes
2 pounds chicken drumsticks
¼ cup butter, small diced
1½ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ salt
¼ pepper
In a 6-quart slow cooker, add in chicken and butter.
In a bowl, whisk together BBQ sauce, dijon, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Pour sauce over chicken and mix.
Cook on low for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese sauce to dip.
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